July Book Club

July Book Club

During July, I read Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd. In this book, the two gardeners write in detail about some of the plants they’ve collected and grown throughout their 30 years at North Hill Garden in Vermont. Sometimes minute detail. I...
Midsummer Update

Midsummer Update

I realized I hadn’t posted any pictures of the entire garden since we planted everything, and thought you might be curious to see how the garden is coming along. I’m very happy with the progress so far this year, and I feel like its mostly due to the...
Plant Profile: Zucchini

Plant Profile: Zucchini

Plant Information Zucchini, a type of summer squash, is one of my favorite things to grow. It’s a low maintenance bush-type plant, easy to grow from seed and tends to be very productive. Above is the standard, no-frills zucchini which will take about 50 days to...
June Book Club

June Book Club

For the month of June, I read The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus. This book was pretty sad! All the stories about collapsing colonies, accidents, illness and thefts made the practice of beekeeping...
Garden Tour 2012 – House 2

Garden Tour 2012 – House 2

Note: The house numbers I’m using on my posts do not necessarily correspond to the numbers used in the tour. This second house was a lovely retreat and I would love to spend more time there (and use some of the ideas in my own garden)! The tour started with this...
Garden Tour 2012 – House 1

Garden Tour 2012 – House 1

Note: The house numbers I’m using on my posts do not necessarily correspond to the numbers used in the tour. The annual Garden Tour was this past weekend and since the tour was later in the summer than usual, everything was really blooming! It was very warm, too. My...
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Happy first day of Summer! What a beautiful day already. We’ve had such wild and windy weather so far this year, I wonder what Summer has in store for us. It will be an adventure, I’m sure. I’m very proud of all we’ve done in our backyard. We...
May Book Club

May Book Club

For May, I read Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution by Thomas McNamee. I had a hard time getting into the book for some reason – I think maybe it would have been more...
Here We Go!

Here We Go!

We completed our garden expansion the first weekend in June and I’ve been working since then to get everything planted! At last, everything is in the ground and settling in. Our kitty, Hazel, sure enjoys the garden as well! She likes to chase the bees and...